Rich Arenschieldt

Rich Arenschieldt

Rich has written for OutSmart for more than 25 years, chronicling various events impacting Houston’s queer community. His areas of interest and influence include all aspects of HIV treatment and education as well as the milieu of creative endeavors Houston affords its citizenry, including the performing, visual and fine arts. Rich loves interviewing and discovering people, be they living, or, in his capacity as a member of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers, deceased.
Front Page News

Blake Weisser, Driving Force Behind PFLAG Houston, Dies at 102

May 7 memorial service for the LGBTQ activist is planned.

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Arts & Entertainment

Renowned Lesbian Composer to Premiere Two New Works in Houston

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon reveals her musical inspirations and approach.

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Features

A Voice of the Arts

Media guru Eric Skelly helps the Houston Symphony reach new audiences.

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Front Page News

Remembering Alan Davidson

The wellness expert and teacher died last month on Easter Day.

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Front Page News

Remembering Patricia “Trish” Frye

A beloved music teacher and quiet presence in the fight for transgender acceptance.

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating an Immigrant Family’s Legacy

J.C. Salazar’s Of Dreams and Thorns tells the story of a Mexican immigrant family in Houston’s Eastside neighborhood.

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COVID-19 Coverage

Remembering Viviana Coketa

The trailblazing transgender Latina activist and bar owner helped her community thrive.

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COVID-19 Coverage

Social-Justice Champion

Rev. Vickey Gibbs’ ministry was marked by grace, patience, and action.

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Features

Tireless Trouper

Versatile musician Marsha Carlton spent decades providing entertainment in Montrose bars.

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Arts & Entertainment

A Tale of Gay Bookstores Past

LGBTQ Houstonians recall their historic local ventures.

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